Students of Mizoram Hindi Training College protesting against the principal Credit: EastMojo image

Aizawl: Mizoram Health Minister Dr. R. Lalthangliana on Wednesday said that about 1.5 lakh children in the age group of 15-18 years are expected to be inoculated in the present vaccination drive in the state.

Along with rest of the country, Mizoram had launched a vaccination drive for children between 15-18 years on January 3.

According to the health minister, district immunisation officers would make the vaccination plan in their respective districts and the total number of beneficiaries is believed to be between 1 lakh and 1.5 lakh.

On the current surge in Covid cases in the country, Dr Lalthangliana said the state government has no intention of imposing lockdown and stringent restrictions as of now despite the rising COVID-19 cases.

He, instead, urged the people to strictly follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and Covid guidelines currently enforce by the government.

According to state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, only 28 selected beneficiaries were inoculated on the launch day of the vaccine for children on January 3.

A total of 446 children between 15-18 years have been administered with COVID-19 vaccine so far, she said.

Dr Lalzawmi also said that a total of 13.21 lakh doses have been administered in the state since January 16 last year and over 7.31 lakh beneficiaries have been administered the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine till January 4.

Of 7.31 lakh, 5.90 lakh have received the second dose, she added. 

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